At the core of the Design Miami/ forum is a marketplace for collectible design, amid which the most reputable international design galleries present curated exhibitions of museum-quality furniture, lighting and objets d’art, attracting the highest level of private and public collectors of historical and contemporary design.
1950 Gallery / Alberto Aquilino
In 1985, Anthony DeLorenzo of 1950 Gallery presented the very first Jean Prouvé & Serge Mouille exhibition in America at its Soho location in New York.Since then, Alberto Aquilino has continued the gallery’s commitment to the collector, the architect and designer by offering authentic works by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Serge Mouille, Isamu Noguchi, and George Nakashima. Recently 1950 Gallery has expanded its traditional scope with a recent exhibition of works by contemporary French ceramist Marianne Vissiere together with artists Cat Loray and Clement Borderie.
Demisch Danant was founded in 2005 by Suzanne Demisch and Stephane Danant. The gallery specializes in twentieth century French design with an emphasis on the late 1950s through the 1970s and represents the work of Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, Joseph André Motte, Pierre Guariche, Michel Boyer, Philippon & Lecoq and René Jean Caillette.Curated exhibitions on historical work are presented within environments that reference architecture and interiors of the era. The gallery also features exhibitions concerning the intersection of architecture, design and art, including the work of Sheila Hicks, Felice Varini and Krijn de Koning.
Friedman Benda is dedicated to presenting established and emerging designers who create historically significant work at the forefront of their practice. It represents an international roster of designers spanning four continents and multiple generations.
Founded in 2007 by Marc Benda and Barry Friedman, the gallery’s exhibitions and publications have played a vital role in the rise of the design market and education, and take a comprehensive approach to work that intersects the fields of design, craft, art and architecture.
Kristina Riska is a Finnish ceramic artist recognized for her unorthodox large scale pottery and artworks inspired by nature and the properties of light and shadow. Body Part III is the third edition within a series of six unique sculptures exemplary of the artist’s working method. Riska spontaneously hand molds each sculpture over the course of several months into monumental and elegant organic forms.
Patrick Parrish Gallery
Patrick Parrish opened his eponymous gallery in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City in 2014. He exhibits the unusual, new and sometimes overlooked modernist designers and artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
After ten years in lower Tribeca, and an additional five years previously in Chelsea, the gallery moved north to a new location on Lispenard Street with a two-story ground floor space designed by TWINstudio architects. The gallery has eight to ten shows annually in the front exhibition space, with the rest of the gallery showing American, Italian, French and other European designers, artists and craftspeople.
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